Portrait of the Artist: Beverly McIver
This year's Expressions V salutes the work of artist Beverly McIver. Currently the Esbenshade Professor of the Practice of Visual Arts at Duke University, her work can be found in a number of public collections, including the Baltimore Museum of Art, the North Carolina Museum of Art and the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro. In 2013, a collection of McIver's work, "New York Stories," appeared at the Craven Art Gallery in Durham. She recently was selected for the Smithsonian's Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, which included her work in its national portrait gallery. The Greensboro native who grew up in the projects feels fortunate to have lived in many locales, but North Carolina is home. In 2004, after her mother's death, McIver fulfilled a promise to care for her intellectually and developmentally disabled older sister, Renee. The experience was documented in the Emmy nominated 2011 documentary, "Raising Renee."